COLIC Fact Vs Fiction

Colic is a term that has been used for decades to describe a baby who cries and is distressed, without any obvious cause. A sort of umbrella term to give parents so that they have a "reason" why their little one is so upset. But is that enough? Is it ok to say a baby … Continue reading COLIC Fact Vs Fiction

Reflux – Is it a condition or a symptom?

For many years we have looked at reflux as a condition but the more we research and learn, the more we realise that in many cases, reflux can be a symptom. Let us explain…. We see many babies in the clinic where the parents say “I think he has reflux” or the baby may even … Continue reading Reflux – Is it a condition or a symptom?

Colic Symptoms and Gut Health

According to most health professionals, about 20% of babies develop colic. There is a generally accepted rule of three – if your baby cries inconsolably for more than three hours a day, more than three days per week and is aged between three weeks and three months, he may be diagnosed with colic. A classic … Continue reading Colic Symptoms and Gut Health

Lactose Overload

What is Lactose? Lactose is the sugar found in milk and milk products.  Human breast milk contains around 7% lactose and formula contains a similar amount. Lactose is broken down in the stomach by the enzyme Lactase into Glucose and Galactose, which can then be absorbed into the bloodstream and used by the body.   … Continue reading Lactose Overload